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Bethany Life Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Kim Schilling as Chief Executive Officer effective April 11, 2022. “Kim brings experience not only in long-term care but independent and assisted living. I believe the board found the ideal candidate in Kim,” said Amanda Lankford, Bethany Life Administrator.

Kim is currently the Vice President of Health Services at Friendship Haven in Fort Dodge, where she serves as the facility Administrator.  She provides oversight for all staff members as well as a 155-bed skilled care unit and 104-bed assisted living community.  Kim received her Nursing Home Administrator license in 2013 after completing her Master’s in Business Administration in 2008.

“The leadership team is very enthusiastic about working with such an experienced heath care leader. Her many years of providing high quality services to our aging community is definitely something we are all excited about,” said Brandi Thompson, Director of Nursing at Bethany Life.

“I am humbled and excited for the opportunity to serve the Bethany Life organization. Together we will continue to create a culture of compassion and quality of care for the residents, tenants and members. We will remain a strong leader in the aging services and deepen our foundation of faith,” said Kim.  Bethany Life is known in the industry for being innovative with health services and we know that will continue under the leadership of Kim.

Bethany Life, based in Story City, Iowa, is a regionally recognized faith-based organization providing services for our aging community. Our mission is to help older adults thrive in a Christian environment of hope, wellness and compassion. We have a full continuum of care that includes long-term care, skilled and respite care and memory care at The Households of Bethany. We also have independent and assisted living at Timberland Village ( and our HUD subsidized housing at Cedar Place.  LifeChoices® at Bethany (  is located in Ames and is a membership program helping their members age at home while protecting their assets, maintaining their independence and wellness. Bethany at Home provides high-quality in-home care in our local community. For more information on Bethany Life and our services, visit or contact Lisa McIlrath at 515-733-4325.